manuals : cameras

Agfa family C

Type: Cameras, Super 8

This funny looking lightweigt is the right device for some hazardous takes in the wildlife of Napoli suburbs. Its large orange single-shot button is a very cool feature. Manual provided by Walter Brunner, Austria.

Bauer C107 XL, C108

Type: Cameras, Super 8

Silent Super 8 cameras built from 1999-1979. Lenses: 1:1,2(!)/7-45mm (C107 XL), 1:1,8/7,5-60mm (C108). Frames: 1+9+18+36. Manual provided by Bernd Luetzeler, Berlin, Germany.

Beaulieu 1008 XL

Type: Cameras, Super 8 Sound

Manufactured by Beaulieu in 1978-1981. Frames: 1+9+18+24+36. Macro zoom lens: 1:1,2(!)/7-45mm. Manual provided by Walter Brunner, Austria.

Beaulieu 2008S Automatic Reflex Control

Type: Cameras, Super 8

This superb Super 8 camera has been built from 1965-68 by Marcel Beaulieu's famous french company. It's been their first Super 8 device and her features beat later cameras of other manufacturers by lengths. Functions are quite similar to the 4008 series.

Beaulieu 3008 Multispeed

Type: Cameras, Super 8 Sound

The predecessor of the 5008 series, built from 1976-1977. Lens Schneider Macro-Optivaron 1:1,4/8-50mm. Speeds in silent mode 12+18+24+36, sound mode 18+24. Manual provided by Kenneth Wood, Camarillo, California, USA.

Beaulieu 4008

Type: Cameras, Super 8

The earlier Beaulieu cameras are classical masterpieces in design. Seven varieties of the silent Super 8 series 4008 were built from 1969 throughout to 1979. Manual and explosion assembly drawing provided by Erkan Umut, Istanbul/Turkey.

Beaulieu 5008 S

Type: Cameras, Super 8 Sound

A rugged Beaulieu Super 8 sound camera, bulit in two variants, from 1974-1980. Variant S has a Macro-Angénieux 1:1,2/6-80mm lens and speeds 18+24. The Multispeed has a Schneider Makro-Optivaron 1:1,4/6-70mm lens and speeds 9+18+24+45.

Manuals provided by Erkan Umut, Istanbul, Turkey and Tino Groessi, Austria.

Beaulieu 6008 / 7008

Type: Cameras, Super 8, Super 8 Sound

The 6008 and 7008 series by Beaulieu are the latest and finest Super 8 cameras ever built and in a wide range of sophisticated varieties. Rare and hard to get. Most variants are sound cameras, all have a reflex viewfinder and adjustable aperture settings. Equipped lenses may be Schneider Optivaron 1:1,4/6-70mm/6-90mm or Angénieux 1:1,2/6-90mm, Angénieux Zoom Macro 1:1,4/6-90mm. The 6008 S was produced between 1979-83. The 7008 S was produced around 1985.

Repair manual provied by Erkan Umut, Istanbul, Turkey.

Bolex 581 Sound Macrozoom

Type: Cameras, Super 8 Sound

This "Bolex" has been produced by japanese Chinon Corporation around 1976/77. Manual provided by Walter Brunner, Austria.

Canon 814 XL-S & 1014 XL-S Canosound

Type: Cameras, Super 8 Sound

Two late Super 8 sound cameras from 1979-1983. Zoom lenses: 1:1,4/7-56mm (814 XL-S) and 1:1,4/6,5-65mm (1014 XL-S). Frames: 1+9+18+24+36. Manuals provided by Mike O'Connor, Scotland.

Canon AF 310 XL and XL-S Canosound

Type: Cameras, Super 8, Super 8 Sound

A Canon series from 1982-1983 with a fairly reduced focal lenght and limited frame rate available as sound and mute version. Manual provided by Walter Brunner, Austria.

Canon Autozoom 1014 Electronic

Type: Cameras, Super 8

A Super 8 Canon camera with many features built from 1973-1979. Zoom lens: 1:1,4(!)/7-70mm.

Manuals provided by Erkan Umut, Istanbul, Turkey and Tino Groessi, Austria.

Canon Autozoom 518

Type: Cameras, Super 8

A silent Super 8 camera by Canon, built from 1967-1974. Vario lens 1:1,8/9,5-47,5mm. Frames: 18+36. A later SV version (1971-1975) has a Canon Zoom lens with the same specs but offers more frame speeds with 1+18+24+36. Manual provided by James E, Portland, Oregon, USA.

Canon Autozoom 814

Type: Cameras, Super 8

A silent Super 8 camera from 1967. Lens: 1:1,4/7,5-60mm. Frames: 1+12+18+24. It has been re-released as Autozoom 814 Electronic in 1972-1977 with more frame rates and features. Manual provided by Kenneth Wood, Camarillo, California, USA.

Canon Zoom DS8

Type: Cameras, Double Super 8

A Double Super 8 camera from the 1970s. Lens: Vario 1:1,4(!)/7,5-60mm. Frames: 1+12+18+24+36+54. Manual provided by Erkan Umut, Istanbul, Turkey.

Chinon 132/133 PXL

Type: Cameras, Super 8

Not very solid but small automatic camera. Built from 1982-1986 by japanese company Chinon (Sanshin Optical), Tokyo. Lens: Chinon Reflex Zoom F:1.3 8.5-25.5mm (133PXL) / F:1.3 11-22mm (132PXL). Accepts ASA 25/40, 100/160, 160 Super 8 cartridges, CdS, TTL, folding grip, built-in wratten filter, backlight control, battery check, footage meter, manual and motor zoom. Frames: 1+18. Voltage: 3V, 2x1.5 V AA Mignon, no battery needed for exposure metering. Manual provided by Oliver Weidner, Germany.

Chinon Pacific 12SMR Direct Sound

Type: Cameras, Super 8 Sound

A Super 8 sound camera from 1977-1979. Lens: Chinon Reflex Zoom 1:1,8/6-72mm. Frames: 1+18+24+36.

Manual provided by Erkan Umut, Istanbul, Turkey.

Elmo Super 104

Type: Cameras, Super 8

Super 8 silent camera built by Elmo Co. Ltd., Nagoya, Japan. Sold in the US as Honeywell Elmo Super Filmatic 104. Lens 1:1,8/8,5-34mm. Frames 1+18+24. Manual provided by James E, Portland, Oregon, USA.

Elmo Super 106

Type: Cameras, Super 8

Super 8 silent camera built by Elmo Co. Ltd., Nagoya, Japan. Sold in the US as Honeywell Elmo Super Filmatic 106. Lens 1:1,8/8-50mm. Frames 1+18+24. Manual by James E, Portland, Oregon, USA.

Eumig mini 3 zoom reflex

Type: Cameras, Super 8

Le look le plus cool. It was the time when cameras replaced the hippie amulets. The silent Super 8Eumig mini 3 series, built from around 1971-1978. The 'zoom reflex' was the first edition from 1971, followed by the Servofocus and the Servofocus PMA. Functions are quite similar to the mini 5 series.

Eumig Nautica

Type: Cameras, Super 8

A silent Super 8 camera suitable for underwater use. Built 1978-1981. Lens 1:1,9/9-30mm. Frames 1+18. Manuals provided by Tino Groessi, Austria.

Eumig Servomatic

Type: Cameras, 8mm

An 8mm Eumig camera from around 1958. Frames: 16. Manual provided by Jean-Luc Monnet, France.

Fujica P2 Single-8

Type: Cameras, Single 8

A quite common silent Single-8 camera from 1978/79. Lens 1:1,8/11,5mm. 18 frames only. A later version from 1979-1983 has a zoom lens 1:1,6/10,5-27,5mm. Manual provided by Erkan Umut, Istanbul, Turkey.

Fujica Single-8 Sound ZXM 500

Type: Cameras, Single 8 Sound

Built 1976-79. Lens: 1:1,13(!)/7,5-36mm. 18 frames only. Manual provided by Erkan Umut. Istanbul, Turkey.

GAF 415 XL

Type: Cameras, Super 8

A silent Super 8 camera built in 1975 by GAF Ansco, New York. Macro lens 1:1,2/8,5-34mm. Frames 1+18. Manual provided by James E, Portland, Oregon, USA.

Kiev 16 UE 16mm

Type: Cameras, 16mm

A 16mm camera with a three lens revolver built in 1972. Frames 1+16+24+32. Has an electric motor instead of the usual clockwork drive. The lenses have beautiful names: Vega-7-1 (1:2,0/20mm), Mir-11M (1:2,0/12,5mm) and Tair-41M (1:2,0/50mm). Manual provided by Erkan Umut, Istanbul, Turkey.

Krasnogorsk K3

Type: Cameras, 16mm

A 16mm camera from the USSR, weighing 3kg. Lens: Meteor 5-1 1:1,9/17-69mm. Frames: 1+8 12-16-24-32-48. Manuals provided by Bernd Luetzeler, Berlin, Germany.

Krasnogorsk Quarz 1x8 S-2

Type: Cameras, Super 8

Silent Super 8 camera built by Krasnogorsk, USSR 1974-1978. Export version similar to the 1x8 C-2 that came with cyrillic labels. Lens: Meteor 8M 1:1,8/9-38mm. Clockwork operated, Cds external exposure meter, automatic and manual exposure control, built-in wratten filter, manual backlight correction, footage meter, detachable grip. Frames per second: 1+8+12+24+32. Clockwork driven, requires 2x1,3V coin cells for automatic mode. Manual provided by Walter Brunner, Austria.

Krasnogorsk Quarz DS8-M

Type: Cameras, Double Super 8

Double Super 8 camera built by Krasnogorsk, USSR around 1968. Lens: Anastigmat Jupiter-24-1 1:1,9/12,5mm. Accepts type "S" 16mm 2x8 ASA 12-100. Manual exposure control, photovoltaic exposure meter, footage meter, rewind knob, detachable grip, clockwork driven - no batteries needed. Frames per second: 1+12+18+24+48. Manual provided by Walter Brunner, Austria.

Leicina 8SV

Type: Cameras, 8mm

A 8mm camera by Ernst Leitz GmbH, Wetzlar. Frames 1+16+24. Lens 1:1,8/7,5-35mm (Leitz Leicina Vario or Angénieux with same specs). Manual provided by Walter Brunner, Austria.

Leitz Leicina Super

Type: Cameras, Super 8

Super 8 camera built from 1969-1973. Lens: Leicina Vario 1:1,9/8-64mm. Frames: 1+18+24+54. Manual provided by Carlos Janeiro, Portugal.

Leitz Leicina Super RT1

Type: Cameras, Super 8

Super 8 camera built from 1970-1977. Lens: Leicina Vario 1:1,9/8-64mm. Frames: 1+9+18+25+54. Manuals provided by Carlos Janeiro, Portugal and Walter Brunner, Austria.

Minolta Autopak-8 D6

Type: Cameras, Super 8

Silent Super 8 camera built from 1970 till 1974. Lens: Rokkor Zoom 1:1,8/7,5-45mm. Accepts only Super 8 cartridges 15-23 DIN daylight, 20-25 DIN tungsten (no manual film speed adjustment, automatic notch detection), CdS-TTL, automatic and manual exposure control, flash synchronization contact, two-speed motor driven zoom, built-in wratten filter, folding grip, footage meter, lamp and accessories shoe. Frames: 1+18+32. Voltage: 6V, 4x1.5V AA Mignon Alkaline. Manual provided by Walter Brunner, Austria. Intervalometer sheet provided by Mike O'Connor, Scotland.

Minolta XL-42, XL-64, XL-84 Sound

Type: Cameras, Super 8 Sound

A series of Super 8 sound cameras built around 1979. Lenses: Zoom-Rokkor Macro 1:1,2/8,5-34mm (XL-42), 1:1,4/8-48mm (XL-64), 1:1,4/7-56mm (XL-84). Super 8 sound and silent cartridges ASA 25 + 100 daylight, 40 + 160 tungsten, type "G" color film ASA 160. Has Macro lens, CdS external exposure meter (XL-42, XL-64), CdS-TTL through-lens-metering (XL-84 only), backlight correction, wide aperture low light feature, built-in Wratten filter, reflex viewfinder (XL-84 only), two-speed motor driven zoom (XL-84 only). Frames: 1+18, 24 (XL-84 only). Voltage: 9V, 6x1.5V AA Mignon Alkaline or via external battery jack. Manual provided by Walter Brunner, Austria.

Nikon R10 Super Zoom

Type: Cameras, Super 8

Built 1974-1980 in Tokyo. Lens: Cine-Nikor Zoom 1:1,4(!)/7-70mm. Frames 1+18+24+54. Manual provided by Erkan Umut, Istanbul, Turkey. Brochure provided by Viktor Gibárti.

Nizo 481 macro, 561 macro, 801 macro

Type: Cameras, Super 8

A silent Super 8 Nizo silver series from the second half of the 1970s. Lenses: Schneider Macro-Variogon 1:1,8/8-48mm (481), 1:1,8/7-56mm (561), 1:1,8/7-80mm (801). Frames: 1+18+24+54. Manual provided by Bernd Luetzeler, Berlin, Germany.

Nizo 6056 & 6080

Type: Cameras, Super 8 Sound

A Super 8 sound black series Nizo. The 6080 was their most professional model, even suitable for 60m cartridges. Manual provided by Romeo Grünfelder, Germany.

Nizo Integral

Type: Cameras, Super 8 Sound

The Nizo Integral is a black series Nizo Super 8 sound camera with an integrated microphone in the handle. I doubt if this concept ever proofed to be successful, since you'd always record the triggers sound on press and release. Manual provided by Romeo Grünfelder, Germany.

Nizo Professional

Type: Cameras, Super 8

The Nizo Professional from 1974-1978. Silent Super 8 camera with a Schneider Macro-Variogon lens 1:1,8/7-80mm. Frames 1+18+24+25. Manuals provided by Mike O'Connor, Scotland and Romeo Grünfelder, Germany.

Nizo S560 & S800

Type: Cameras, Super 8

A silent Super 8 silver series Nizo. Manual provided by Romeo Grünfelder, Germany. Closeup lenses manual provided by Bernd Luetzeler, Berlin, Germany.

Synchronex S8

Type: Cameras, Super 8, Sound

A Super 8 camera that connects with an external tape recorder. Synchronex labs in NY offered a quite unique service: after sending in both, your Super8 cartridge and the tape, the processed film had been equipped with sound stripes and the contents of the tape transferred. Lens 1:1,8/15mm, speed 24fps only.

Manual provided by James E, Portland, Oregon, USA.

 

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